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's take a brief time-out to get the latest latest from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. the democrats have a lot to live up to this week after their convention in 2008. and here are a few things to watch out for as the dnc kicks off today. first off this is the democrat's big chance to make their case to american voters and respond to republican's attacks last week. more than 2/3 of people say they are not happy with the direction of the country meaning president obama will have to acknowledge that the economy is struggling while at the same time adding to his forward campaign proving he has what it takes to get the country back on track. second even though the dnc is taking place in charlotte, do not expect north carolina voters to necessarily swing toward obama. he did win the state by less than half a percent in '508 but this year, polls show romney has a better chance of picking up the vote. according to a university study over the weekend romney is up 47% to 43%. romne
with the current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. mitt romney joins paul ryan on a bus tour through ohio as part of an effort to refocus his campaign message. ryan kicked off a three-day tour with an event in lima and they'll campaign together in central ohio. romney wraps it up tuesday with an event in cleveland. ohio is perhaps the most critical swing state with 18 electoral votes. romney losing ohio would mean he has no shot at the white house. that does follow suit with history. no republican candidate has ever become president without carrying ohio. recent polls show romney is down in the state by anywhere from 4 to 7 points against the president. so he's not doing great in ohio but he's faring well financially after a trip to los angeles over the weekend. romney brought in $6 million in just one night at a fund-raiser in beverly hills where about 1500 people paid up to $50,000 each to see the candidate speak. ann romney ran into a little trou
issues, but first we have our latest from lisa ferguson as always standing by in los angeles. hey, good morning, lisa. >> hey bill good morning, everyone. we are down to less than 60 days between now and the november election. with the conventions behind us president obama does have the lead in several of the polls, but with a race that is close, the winner will likely be decided in as little as nine very crucial swing states. wisconsin is gaining importance on that list and both parties know it. both parties are shifting the money toward the home of their vice presidential nominee. though obama campaign is also adding wisconsin to its targeted list. obama super pac usa has at least $100,000 worth of air time in milwaukee. paul ryan is hoping his home state can help carry him toward the white house. he is also campaigning for the house of representatives. he is planning on spending $2 million on ads for congress in both madison and milwaukee. those ads should start in late october. meanwhile romney is getting a lot of criticisms from conservatives. he does ha
was made at the family cup finals last night. the los angeles kings are nhl champions for the first time in their 45 year history. they ripped up the new jersey devils after losing the last two games. several the goals came on power plays. dustin brown was first to get his hands on the 36 pound trophy, thrusting it into the air at center ice. >> bill: good for l.a. man, when i was in l.a., i saw the kings a few times. they were far from stanley cup team in those years. they've come a long way. >> another celebrity came out in support of gay marriage, a bit of a surprise because of her strong christian beliefs that were thought to lean conservative. carrie underwood saying everyone should have the right to love people they want to love and should be able to marry if they want to. the country star and former "american idol" said she's bothered by people who use the bible for hate. >> bill: good for her! the real conservative position is to be in support of same-sex marriage because conservatives don't want governme
by in los angeles lisa ferguson. hi lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. now both candidates have had their turns at addressing america during the univision forum this week. president obama sat down for the interview last night using the chance to hit romney over his leaked 47% comment. here is the president's response when asked which version of romney is more sincere. the one who writes off a 47% or the one who believes in 100% of the country. >> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> mr. obama also took to playing defense in appealing to latino voters over immigration reform. this is something he had promised to do during the first year of his presidency and he blamed republicans for the failure. >> obama: there's the thinking that the president is somebody who's all powerful and can get everything done. we have to have cooperation from all th
news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa. good morning. >> hi, bill. good morning everyone. mitt romney is telling his base not to worry that president obama is ahead in the polls. the most recent public polling survey has mr. obama with a 5-point lead in ohio. obviously a very critical swing state. he's also ahead in the newest polls out monday from cnn and gallup with a 6 and a 5-point lead respectively. with republicans getting nervous, romney's team rushed out a memo monday evening saying the president's new numbers are nothing more than a sugar high that won't last longer than the next few weeks. romney's aides were counting on him to gain the lead from three events choosing a running mate, the republican convention and the upcoming debate. but obviously he's failed so far at the first two. >>> another poll is out from abc news. this one is a little more fun. asks who would you rather have over for dinner? 52% of people would prefer president obama and just 33% said mitt romney. mr. oba
the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hey, lisa, good morning. >> hi, bill. good morning everyone. bill is still there. most convention goers are packing up and heading home this morning after a rousing and emotional final night at the dnc in charlotte. president obama's speech has a convention hall at full capacity. officials had to turn away hundreds of people. nearly four hours before the president took the podium. it was not exactly the soaring rhetoric we're used to coming from mr. obama but it was effective nonetheless. >> we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas or we can start rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here in the united states of america. >> mr. obama laid out specific goals and proposals for his second term in office. touching on the economy education, medicare, veterans and making a powerful case that we are better off today than we were four years ago. the address beat out every sing
the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson joining us from los angeles. hi lisa. early good morning to you. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. we are seeing more political fallout this morning after statements from mitt romney took aim at president obama during the attacks in libya and cairo. tuesday night romney blamed president obama for sympathizing with the attackers and then he double downed on those claims again wednesday morning. take a look. >> the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in egypt instead of condemning their actions. >> romney is basing that off of a statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo saying it does not support the criticism of muslims' religious beliefs. not only was that statement never approved by washington, it was also issued four hours before the attacks in an effort to calm the situation down. president obama, in fact, did condemn the attacks and said he is shocked romney would play politics during a
's current news update. here she is. lisa ferguson in los angeles. take it away. >> good morning, everyone. it looks like the government will manage to avoid a shutdown next month. the house came to a bipartisan agreement yesterday to approve a six-month stop gap measure that will keep the government in business into next month and march of next year. the senate does need to vote on the bill next week. we're expecting it to pass. president obama has already expressed his support and so has majority leader harry reid. let's take a second to note the symbolism of this vote. republicans and democrats came together to pass the bill in the house with 329 members in favor. just a few months ago paul ryan and house g.o.p.es threatened to ruin last year's debt agreement and cut tens of billions of dollars from government programs. but this bill will restore higher spending and does allow labor, health and education to grow by almost $1 billion. on a similar vain, house majority leader eric kantor is admitting cuts to federal
." first, today's current news update. it is lisa ferguson standing by in los angeles. hey, lisa, good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. no doubt mitt romney will face another round of criticism this morning after calling nearly half of all voters dependent and entitled in a video leaked to mother jones. here's a look. >> 47% of the people who will vote for the president are what? supportive of tom and have been supportive of tom but obviously i would have loved to have seen a different result. >> the president won wisconsin he goes on to say there is no use in him catering to those voters and that he, instead needs to focus on the independents in the middle who are actually thoughtful and that there is about 10% of voters like that. romney made those remarks at a private fund-raiser in may to a group of wealthy donors. he's, of course taking a lot of heat for that. the obama campaign is saying in a statement it is shocking romney would say these things behind closed doors and it is hard to serve as presi
morning! first we go out to los angeles and say good morning to lisa ferguson. hi lisa, good morning. >> hi, bill. it is almost friday. good morning everybody. team romney is out with a new strategy in light of the newly leaked video that shows him shunning half of americans who he says are dependent on the government. so what's the new plan to see more of him a lot more of him in campaign appearances ads and speeches around the country. the main goal is to steer the campaign away from talks of policies and focus instead on money like creating jobs and ways to cut government spending. he's targeting two major groups with this new move, women who have a strong preference for president obama in the polls and the everyday american. many of whom are likely suspicious of him right now especially considering his 47% remark and his thoughts that middle class income is about $250,000. this whole campaign switch is a sign romney knows he's in trouble and he can't depend on the debates to turn his poll numbers around.
ferguson standing by in los angeles. good morning lisa. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. it is a pretty light day on the campaign trail for president obama. he has just one event in virginia beach. mitt romney though is sticking to his new campaign strategy of getting himself out there as much as possible. he is also in virginia this morning speaking at the exact same time as the president but from springfield. he then heads to a fund-raiser in d.c. and another event in pennsylvania. romney is coming off three separate interviews last night with three separate television stations. that all went in three very different direction. romney talked everything from character assassination to his massachusetts healthcare reform and even though he is down about 9 points in the polls he still thinks he can take ohio. >> i need to win ohio. i'm planning on winning ohio. we're excited about our prospects here because i think the people of ohio know that the path we're on is just not the right course for creating the
press." but first the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. mitt romney is all over the map again today with a rally in pennsylvania and then a fund-raiser in massachusetts. his campaign has another $5 million after last night's fund-raiser in d.c. where romney explained his five steps to take america back. the first of which is to produce more oil and natural gas. >> romney: we have the capacity if we can take advantage of it and we build that pipeline from canada that we will do if i have to do it myself. >> other steps include promoting trade and putting students first and cutting government spending and making it easier for small business. romney made a push for veterans in virginia. all although not all of his claims are true. he tried attacking the president on the upcoming pentagon cuts saying those will take a toll on veteran services. unless congress reaches a deal, those cuts are scheduled to go into effect january 2013 bu
current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa, good morning. >> hi, bill good morning, everyone. mitt romney kicks off the final day of his bus tour in ohio today. he is hitting the trail solo since paul ryan will be in colorado, but the two did campaign together yesterday for the first time in almost a month. romney and ryan walked out to the song "the boys are back in town." that's cute. and then they tried to lead a chant, but that didn't go to well, since no one else chimed in. romney is down eight points against obama in ohio in the latest "washington post" poll. in that is bad news because of the fact that no republican candidate has ever taken the white house without care rig the state. but team romney still thinks they are within the margin of error. they are also hoping that ryan can save the ticket. as for president obama, he is dolling out plenty of money in ohio. this is something we see every four years as presidential candidates pay particular at attention to certain swing states. in this case it's president obama with
from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. >> hi bill good morning, everyone. for the first time in months president obama outraising mitt romney. romney will likely have an even bigger haul in september, so the obama camp tweeted, it is not time to celebrate yet, but this is big news considering how far behind the democrats are recently in fund-raising numbers. they will need all they help they can get over the next two months. as of policy romney is working to combat the reports that he will raise taxes for the middle class. romney says he would close took loopholes, but yesterday he still could not name which ones or offer up any policies or specific numbers. as the tax policy center knows even if he did close loopholes, it would still not pay for his tax cuts on the rich. and if you pucks up sunday's "washington post," publisher larry flint is offering up $1 million to anyone with information on romney's tax returns. but he does have a history of targeting republicans. more bill coming up. 9,000 jobs. in the great state of michigan, 211,000 good paying, ameri
take a quick time-out to get the latest today's current tv update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles, hi lisa. good morning. >> hi, bill. good morning, everyone. we are hearing a few secretly scheduled guests will make a few appearances. this coming first from cnn scarlet johanssen, natalie portman, and carey washington after a performance by the few fighters. all three were supports of president obama in 2008. according to the most recent cnn orc poll, president obama still holds a lead over romney amongst women voters but the two are tied. the real polls to keep an eye on will be the ones out over the next couple of weeks after both parties have had their turn. of course president obama has a lot to live up to after his crowd rousing speech in 2008. this year he is hosting the first-ever convention to both start and end with events free and open to the public. it kicks off with carolinafest 2012, a downtown street fair on labor day, and will close thursday night when president obama if i recally accepts the party nomination. the general public can get t
of the latest. here she is standing by with today's current news update, lisa ferguson in los angeles. hi lisa. good morning. >> hi, bill. good morning everyone. vice president joe biden has a bit of a history of going off script. but tonight, we can likely expect him to stick to his speech as planned. biden is introducing the president tonight and campaign aides say that much of michelle obama played the role in introducing mr. obama as a family man. biden's role is to validate him as the president. that means highlighting obama's strengths and appealing to groups like labor unions, hispanics and veterans. it is unclear whether biden will seek the presidency again in 2016 but if he does decide to run, tonight's speech could serve as a bit of a kickoff. biden has a tough act to follow after former president bill clinton's speech last night. as we mentioned earlier during the show, hillary clinton was not at the convention. she is in east timor right now on an 11-day swing through asia and the pacific. but that do
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